Stories from the house

August 31, 2018

The Power of Creativity

One of the great things about being present for part of the survivor’s healing journey is getting to see them discover their identities explore talents that have been hidden inside them.  This is a poem that was shared  with us at Redeemed by one of our recent clients, and she has allowed it to be shared publicly. I AM FREE I walk on the sand with my feet in the sea I watch the waves wash over me I feel […]
August 23, 2018

Why so much emphasis on “Exploitation Free?”

  If you’re reading this and if you’ve bought any of our products, you’ve seen our tag line: Beautiful. Organic. Exploitation Free. (which is undergoing some slight revisions…) What does it mean to be “exploitation free,” and why is it something that’s important to us?   Well, first of all, we employ survivors of human trafficking as a means of creating a new story for their lives; one that no longer involves sexual exploitation but instead offers them a first […]
August 16, 2018

Our One Year Anniversary!! (plus a couple of weeks because I forgot)

So it’s been just over a year since Sparrow House Botanicals launched and I’ve got to say… HOLY COW Y’ALL!!! I’ve never started a business, run a business, or even minded my own business, so this last year has been all kinds of learning experiences!  Did you know there are about 15 different kinds of tax forms to file??  You have to get insurance for stuff?  Shipping is crazy expensive??  Production schedules???  There are so many things I DID NOT […]
October 17, 2017

A Fresh Start

If you’ve poked around our website or social media, or if you read our first blog post, you know that Sparrow House Botanicals exists primarily to give women who are survivors of sex trafficking an opportunity to begin their lives again. No one taking their money. Being treated with the respect they deserve. Making products they can be proud of. I think most people can understand that. What I’m not sure a lot of people understand is why there is […]
October 17, 2017

Talking Startup with Travis Scott of endyō apparel

So if you don’t know endyō yet, you need to; endyō is a Christian company that sells clothing inspired by scripture. They believe a t-shirt can change lives, and donate 100% of their profit to faith-based organizations. They recently released their Summer 2017 collection, with all the proceeds benefiting Redeemed Ministries, our parent organization.
October 17, 2017

The Road to Recovery

ir work therapeutic; in fact a lot of people would say quite the opposite! However there’s something calming, relaxing almost, about working in our botanicals enterprise. It could be all the great smelling natural chamomile and lavender in the air! Or it could be the measuring, stirring, and pouring that settles one into a rhythm that brings down the stress level. But it also be the satisfaction of creativity and the healing process that is taking place.
September 7, 2014

Behind the sparrow: The Artist’s Story

Many reading this will be intimately familiar with the depravity that survivors of human trafficking have endured. Whether an individual has had just one brush with evil, a lifetime of countless abuses, or even somewhere in between, any story with this subject is nothing less than tragic and devastating. It is said that 85% of prostitutes report a history of sexual abuse in childhood and 70% report incest; This staggering statistic accurately depicts that sex trafficking victims suffer from this […]